WHY HIRE A LAWYER WHO READS THE BOOK WHEN YOU CAN HIRE THE DUI LAWYERS WHO WRITE THE BOOK ON CALIFORNIA DRUNK DRIVING LAW.
California Drunk Driving Law is a two-volume treatise on the laws of the State of California relating to DUI. The treatise is brought to you by attorneys Barry T. Simons and Paul Burglin: two of California's most respected attorneys in the area of DUI defense.
Mr. Simons and Mr. Burglin not only write and comment on the law, they are also practicing attorneys. Why hire a DUI defense lawyer who reads the book when you can hire the DUI defense lawyers who write the book on California Drunk Driving Law. When you hire the Law Office of Barry T. Simons or the Law Office of Paul Burglin, you can expect to receive the highest level of representation you can find, as Mr. Simons and Mr. Burglin are constantly keeping up with the changes in DUI Law.
This website, and the accompanying two-volume treatise, California Drunk Driving Law, is written for California DUI Defense Lawyers. This caveat is not intended to discourage non-lawyers and/or defendants from using the website as an informational guide; however, all readers are informed that no attorney-client relationship is intended nor formed by any use of this information and the information provided is not intended to be considered legal advice; nor should it be relied upon as such as there is no substitute for consulting with a qualified DUI defense attorney in determining the merits of your DUI case and deciding whether any defenses apply.
ED KUWATCH'S CALIFORNIA DRUNK DRIVING LAW
The two-volume treatise, California Drunk Driving Law, was started by Ed ("Fast Eddie") Kuwatch nearly 30 years ago. Mr. Kuwatch spent his entire career educating, inspiring, and organizing California criminal defense attorneys who handled driving under the influence cases.
Prior to publishing the first edition of California Drunk Driving Law in 1984, Mr. Kuwatch filed an amicus brief in People v. Trombetta at the request of the Contra Costa County Superior Court Appellate Division.
In 1988, Mr. Kuwatch founded California Duece Defenders (CDD), which has since been renamed to California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA), a statewide organization made up of criminal defense attorneys specializing in DUI defense. That same year, Mr. Kuwatch authored and published the EZ-ALC Verson 2.0 Blood Alcohol Chart Software.
Ed Kuwatch was known throughout the nation as the "Guru" of drunk driving law. He lectured at countless seminars for DUI defense
attorneys throughout the nation. Mr. Kuwatch has often been also been referred
to as "The Dean of the DUI Defense Bar" (San Francisco Recorder, August
13, 1997). Mr. Kuwatch, teamed up with some of California's Most-Recognized
Leaders in Drunk Driving Defense, offering his services to clients of these
DUI lawyers throughout the State of California.
Mr. Kuwatch's textbook on the subject of DUI law: California Drunk Driving
Law, covered DUI law like no other text in America. The powerful tool is
used by thousands of DUI defense attorneys, prosecutors and judges. Fittingly, they
named it "The Bible of Drunk Driving Defense"™.
Mr. Kuwatch was a defender of the Constitution of the United States. He
fought to defend the laws of the State of California and sought to end laws that
restricted the right of citizens to bear arms and fought to limit the
three-strikes laws to cases involing only violent offenders.
When Mr. Kuwatch passed, the legacy of his
textbook, California Drunk Driving Law, ultimately passed to Barry T. Simons and Paul Burglin. Mr. Simons was
a close personal friend of Mr. Kuwatch and they often worked together on DUI
cases. Like Mr. Kuwatch, Barry T. Simons has fought hard to defend the rights of
those charged with DUI in the State of California and throughout the country
and as a tribute to Mr. Kuwatch's legacy, Mr. Simons continues to
update and publish Mr. Kuwatch's treatise along with DUI defense attorney Paul
Burglin and some of the other most-recognized leaders in California Drunk
BARRY SIMONS (SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONS)
Barry T. Simons is a nationally-recognized expert in DUI defense and has been fighting for the rights of those charged with DUI for over 40 years. Mr. Simons has fought cases before many of the Superior Courts throughout California, the Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Simons is a Founding Member of the National College for DUI Defense. He was the Dean of the National College for DUI Defense and currently serves as a Fellow for that organization. Mr. Simons is one of only a handful of attorneys in the entire State of California to hold Board Certification in DUI Defense by the American Bar Association. Mr. Simons is also a Board Member of CDLA, or the California DUI Lawyers Association. He is also a Specialist Member of that organization.
Mr. Simons is rated "Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell, a designation only held by the top 5% of law firms in the United States. Mr. Simons has also been awarded the coveted peer review rating of AV ("very high to preeminent" in legal ability and ethics by the Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory.
Mr. Simons has also been selected as a Superlawyer in DUI Defense for the Southern California region and has a 10.0/10.0 rating in DUI Defense by the AVVO Lawyer Rating System. Mr. Simons's credentials speak for themselves and it is for this reason that he was chosen to continue Ed ("Fast Eddie") Kuwatch's legacy of providing DUI Defense attorneys throughout the State of California and the country with the most up-to-date information on the laws of drunk driving.
Mr. Simons leads a team of dedicated DUI defense lawyers, each specially trained in DUI defense and each a contributing editor to California Drunk Driving Law. These lawyers include: Alan Castillo, Marlo Cordero and Peter F. Iocona.
PAUL BURGLIN (NORTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONS)
Paul Burglin has been practicing DUI law for over 25 years and is the co-author of California Drunk Driving Law. Mr. Burglin is a Regent of the National College for DUI Defense and is also one of only a handful of attorneys in the entire State of California to hold Board Certification in DUI Defense by the American Bar Association.
Mr. Burglin is one of only a select few DUI defense attorneys in the country to have been accepted to attend the University of Indiana's Borkenstein Course on chemical testing and scientific protocols typically only offered to prosecution experts, and he is a certified graduate of the Borkenstein Institute.
Mr. Burglin is a frequent lecturer before the National College for DUI Defense and the California DUI Lawyers Association. Mr. Burglin is rated 10.0/10.0 in DUI Defense by the AVVO Lawyer Rating System.
Mr. Burglin is a well-known commentator on California DUI Law and skilled DUI trial lawyer.
DISCLAIMER: This website and blog are intended for use by those seeking general information relating to California drunk driving law. The reader should be aware of the fact that California DUI laws and legal procedures such as those presented in this website are constantly changing. Consequently, any statute, law, or procedure discussed herein may have been changed as a result of drunk driving laws, judicial court decisions, or California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) license suspension rules, regulations, policies or procedures enacted since similar information was posted on this website.
Moreover, the information provided here is not intended to be legal advice and should not be relied upon as such because there is no substitute for consulting with a qualified DUI Specialist. Accordingly, the reader is strongly advised to consult with a DUI Specialist and anyone with a legal problem should immediately obtain legal representation and advice from an attorney with extensive experience handling California DUI Defense cases.
The Law Office of Barry T. Simons, the Law Offices of Paul Burglin, as well as the publisher, James Publishing, assume no liability whatsoever for any use of this website or blog as it is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice from this office or from any attorney working for this firm. Rather, the information contained in this website and blog are intended to initiate further, subsequent discussions between the reader having a specific legal problem and a qualified DUI attorney. All readers are informed that no attorney-client relationship is intended nor formed by any use of this website or blog and all readers are advised, in line with the Rules of the State Bar of California, that the only way to form an attorney-client relationship with The Law Offices of Barry T. Simons or the Law Offices of Paul Burglin is to execute a binding retainer agreement with either one or both firms.